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County commission agrees to Veterans’ Hunt

A program that allowed veterans to hunt on county-owned property a year ago will return next week. Members of the St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to once again support an event simply called Veterans’ Hunt 2016. Believed to be the first of its kind locally, Veterans’ Hunt will allow disabled veterans the opportunity to participate in a …

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Boil water notice for White Pigeon

The village of White Pigeon has issued a boil-water notice due to coliform bacteria detected in the municipality’s water system. Village officials said the advisory went into effect around 4 p.m. Wednesday after four of eight samples being tested as a routine procedure yielded the positive result. Coliform is typically an indication that there could be a problem with the …

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Tree trimmer dies on job

A Fabius Township resident died this week following an accident involving a tree he was trimming. WWMT reported Ron Phillips, a 49-year-old Corey Lake resident, died Monday while on the job in Schoolcraft Township. Phillips, owner of Phillips Tree Service, reportedly was working in the 1600 block of Waters Edge Drive, where a limb broke from a tree and hit …

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River cleanup program a success

Organizers behind an effort benefitting St. Joseph County waterways have called the sixth year of the cleanup program a success. The St. Joseph County Conservation District and a team of volunteers completed the final event of the year Monday, when a stretch of the Portage River from North Fisher Lake Road to Carpenter Road was cleared. Carolyn Grace, director of …

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New probation center holds open house

The new location for the Twin County Community Probation Center was showcased Tuesday during an open house in Three Rivers. Currently situated in the 300 block of South Main Street, the probation center will move to 520 S. Main St. by the end of the month. Executive director Tom Miles said if all goes as planned, Oct. 22 will be …

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Mendon’s overlook deck celebrated

The site of a one-time eyesore in downtown Mendon that now provides a pristine view of a county treasure was celebrated Tuesday. Mendon’s village and Downtown Development Authority officials took part in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the St. Joseph River Overlook Deck. Though the 32-by-48-foot deck has been completed since August, village manager John Hyden said Tuesday’s dedication was staged …

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